Our Team

Sara Burdess (nee Deary)

Sara has competed at all levels of eventing, from pre-novice (BE100) up to Badminton 4*. She has also competed up to medium level dressage and foxhunter show jumping. She has taught all ages of clients from 2 to 50 with a wide variety of abilities and ambitions. A number of clients are successfully competing at all levels of eventing and dressage . Sara is currently undertaking her UK Coaching Certificate level 2 and is accredited to teach for the Pony Club.

Sara has been riding since she was a toddler. Her mum had her hunting at the age of 3 on lead rein and she soon learnt to either stick on or if she fell off to get back on and keep going and this is something she likes to instil in all her clients today. The majority of her ponies and horses in the past have been produced by Sara from youngsters and this is still the same today. She has grown up through Pony Club in a branch set up by her mum, The Braes of Derwent (South). She now teaches at rallies and trains successful teams. Sara started her competition riding in the showing ring. As a 6 year old she was learning her presentation and jumping skills in show hunter and working hunter ponies. Gillian Clifford and her mother Sheila kept her on the straight and narrow and gave her that ability to present a horse to it's best. Sara qualified for all the major championships including HOYS. This has given her an excellent base to use for the dressage arena, and to guide her clients.


 


Jade Sutton - Eventing Apprentice

Our team apprentice Jade has been with us since the summer when she came and did a week of work experience through the Prince's Trust.  We were so impressed by her work we got in touch with British Eventing and Haddon Training and started her on the new Eventing Apprenticeship.  We are hoping to give her a good grounding in all aspects of horse care and riding that will hopefully give her a good future career.